Tigers tamed as Pardew goes nuts! Hull 1-4 Newcastle

Sissoko celebrates his opener
Sissoko celebrates his opener
Newcastle registered an impressive victory at Hull City this afternoon winning by a scoreline of 4-1 at the KC Stadium, although it was events on the sidelines which will undoubtedly grab the headlines.

At 3-1 and seemingly in control of the match, United manager Alan Pardew and Hull City midfielder David Meyler became embroiled in a touchline spat in which Pardew appeared to move his head towards Meyler’s.

That meant that the silver supremo had to watch the rest of the game from the stands and will most probably have a touchline ban and severe punishment waiting for him from the Premier League authorities while Meyler picked up a yellow card for his troubles. More opinion on that later…

Back to the match and a scoreline of 4-1 probably flattered us somewhat. Yes we had control of the game for large periods but Hull City had their chances. Ultimately it boiled down to who could take those chances and it was United who were the most clinical on the day.

After a tepid start it was Tim Krul who was called into action first as he to react and make a smart double save from Shane Long. However relief soon turned to joy for the away side who went straight up the other end and took the lead through Moussa Sissoko who finished well at the end of a fine counter-attacking move.

Hull probably should have equalised through Nikica Jelavic or Ahmed Elmohamady who both went close with far-post headers before Jelavic cracked a free-kick off the crossbar.

But two minutes before the interval United were gifted some breathing space when Maynor Figueroa sold his pass back to Allan McGregor short allowing Loic Remy to steal in and knock the ball past the Hull ‘keeper before slotting into an unguarded net.

Half-time: Hull 0-2 Newcastle

A 2-0 scoreline at half-time is always welcome, but it’s also dangerous. The leading side tends to sit back somewhat and if the side chasing the game can get an early goal the balance of the game shifts and the side who were cruising then have to try and up their efforts once more.

Just a minute into the second-half that pattern looked like it would be seen once more as a lofted free-kick was flicked home by Curtis Davies with Tim Krul trying and failing to get anywhere near the cross.

Another counter-attack though restored the two-goal cushion as United surged forward once more. Yoan Gouffran forced an save from McGregor who parried straight to Moussa Sissoko who poked home his second of the game. It’s worth noting that Sissoko had run over 70 yards to catch up with play after starting the move on the edge of his own area.

That goal seemed to kill Hull off and United soon regained control of the midfield. Further chances to extend the lead fell to Loic Remy who shot over once and forced a fine save from McGregor on another occasion before being denied what looked to be a penalty after yet more good work.

Yoan Gouffran also saw an effort cleared off the line and Mike Williamson headed across goal when it was easier to head at the damn thing but in stoppage time United grabbed their fourth after Paul Dummett’s shot fell to Vurnon Anita at the back post allowing the Dutchman to score his first Premier League goal.

Full-time: Hull 1-4 Newcastle

Performance wise I think I summed it up earlier when I said that we took our chances when they came whilst Hull didn’t. Tough on them. However we did play some nice stuff on the break which Alan Pardew revealed post-match was part of the plan and at the end of the day we walked away with a result that few would have predicted prior to kick-off.

Onto Alan Pardew. Yes the guy did wrong, he’s said so himself already, but let’s retain some perspective here. He’ll get punished for it no doubt but that punishment should be no different to what a player receives.

Amazingly some are saying he should be sacked for this which of course he shouldn’t, it’s just being used as a stick to beat him with and ironically some of the people I’ve seen saying sack him are the ones that used to stick up for Joey Barton. Cuckoo.

Howay the lads!

Hull: Allan McGregor, Liam Rosenior, Alex Bruce, Curtis Davies, Maynor Figueroa, Elmohamady, David Meyler, Tom Huddlestone, Jake Livermore, Nikica Jelavic, Shane Long

Subs: Steve Harper, James Chester, Robert Koren, George Boyd, Yannick Sagbo, Sone Aluko, Stephen Quinn

Newcastle: Tim Krul; Paul Dummett, Steven Taylor, Mike Williamson, Mathieu Debuchy; Yoan Gouffran, Vurnon Anita, Cheik Tiote, Moussa Sissoko; Luuk de Jong, Loic Remy

Subs: Jak Alnwick, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haidara, Dan Gosling, Sylvain Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Papiss Cisse

Attendance: 24,903

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123 thoughts on “Tigers tamed as Pardew goes nuts! Hull 1-4 Newcastle

  1. It was a fantastic result and goes a long way in proving we are not a one man band few more results like that and things will start to look a lot better for the summer.

    Is anyone opposed to making the Brazil yellow kit our permanent home kit?

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  2. It proves we are not a one man band? We are **** without Remy and suddenly score and win when he comes back. It proves we are a one man band.

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  3. Good summary Toonsy and spot on about the Pardew incident.. The media will have a field day with it and blow it out of perspective. He shouldn’t have reacted but calls for him to be sacked are a joke. There may be other reasons but not that.

    Thought we played really well today. DeJong had a good game and once up to speed could be a great signing if we get him. Debuchy, Sissoko, Anita, Tiote and Dummett were all good today. A lot of people predicting we would get turned over today but we passed it well, kept control and scored 4 away from home against a team that have been doing well lately. I believe we have now picked up more points away from home than at home

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  4. We are on 43 points after today – the season we finished 5th we had 47 points at that stage, so not bad going at all really.
    We have some very winnable games coming up as well so who knows what could happen.

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  5. It was good enough for Willy Donachie last week so whats the difference now. Who’s the hipocrites now then.

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  6. I wonder if a strong finish to the season might give Remy something to think about.
    If we could march on and grab 6-7th spot or be within touching distance – when we are clearly a team that needs strengthening, then maybe he might fancy sticking round and being part of it?! (double fingercrossage!!)

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  7. Porciestreet,

    You make a good point. We essentially sack Donachie a week or two ago for hitting a player, surely Pardew has to have the same treatment or else Donachie should sue for wrongful dismissal.

    What sort of environment runs at this club where the whole coaching staff seem to be violent offenders, the former DOF guys call the press ****s 195 times and streak across the pitch respectively and the owner admits outright to lying in a tribunal?

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  8. **** me comparing punching your own player in the face in a reserve game to squaring up to a player who just pushed you.

    You two are clearly deluded

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  9. Porcie/Funky – did Pardew actually hit Meyler?
    If that’s your thought process, do you also believe that we should have terminated Remys loan deal?, or sacked Boywer and Dyer for brawling on the pitch?, so sack Shearer for his violent conduct on more than one occassion?.

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  10. Ah Porcie it’s a fair point there.
    I don’t know why. I am definitely one of the hipocrites.
    Part of it is because I still wouldn’t want Pardew to leave. Part of it is that I probably would have done the same.
    The Donachie thing sounded very one-sided, Pardew’s was retaliation?

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  11. Santi;
    Someone in your office barges past you to get you out of the road so he can get into the lift, … you nut him and don’t expect to be sacked. Sorry mate but it’s not me who’s deluded.

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  12. Toonsy,

    Pardew has ruined the club. Players will leave, Ashley will fold the club entirely, Beardsley will enter gurning competitions, Ukraine will send us money to get by.

    You clearly do not understand the gravity of this. Even though I do think he needs an anal visit from Lexington Steele.

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  13. On the game –
    Really happy with the performance. We got let off slightly due to some of Hull’s poor finishing, but I think the back 4 hadn’t played together before so some slack can be cut there.
    We could have had a couple more, and Davies arguably should have been sent off.
    Sissoko, de Jong and Anita’s performances were particularly pleasing today – Tiote/Debuchy/Remy maintained their good form.
    Scoring 4 against a team that had only let in 10 on their own ground all season is no mean feat, so proud of the lads and well done to Pardew (head butt aside) for once again managing to drag our players from despair and boost the team spirit and work-rate again. Continuing to show why he is the “best of the worst” and the right man under Ashley’s regime.

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  14. I am glad Anita’s run is showing now he has time to get used to his team mates and his role in the starting team, he is showing his quality.

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  15. Football seems to be reinventing the meaning of headbutt I think. Anyway people were desperate enough for Remy to play for us when he did the same, it was stupid but it’s over with now and he’s apologised. It should be put to bed but obviously it will get churned out in countless articles and will be brought up whenever we start losing football matches again on a completely unrelated note.

    I suppose we should have sacked Carroll for his training ground bust up as well then, good job we didn’t though that 35mil has come in handy i’d say.

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  16. Comparing an office job to the world of football lol

    Fuck me get the police involved pardew must have killed Meyler with the force of his head rub. Comparing that to punching a teenager in the face…..

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  17. Toonsy – this is why I was so annoyed on the last article mate.
    It’s a really shame that a bloody good performance after weeks of piss poor ones is being overshadowed by what was a moment of madness – can it even be called that? – a spat.

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  18. Great result today, we did get lucky in the respect that Hull failed to finish better but saw some pleasing performances from our guys today. That’s the difference between this game and the Villa one, I was moaning a fair bit last week simply because we were so poor in first half, this week was much improved, credit where it’s due all round. Just a shame about the Pards thing he has to learn to take a breath before acting, it was a classless thing to do and quite bizarre really but not the worst thing I have ever seen at a football match frankly. If he gets more than a 3 match ban it will be a massive over reaction from the suits imo. All these ex players having a pop at him are just players sticking together imo, yeah it was dumb but it’s not up there with the Suarez bite is it.

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  19. FJ – ๐Ÿ˜†

    Just makes me laugh. We’ve had personnel with loads of baggage over the years. I mean real baggage, not an over-reaction to a push.

    Bowyer/Dyer fight
    Bellamy and his chair throwing
    Woodgate and his racist attacks
    Barton and any number of things
    Carroll, Ranger etc etc it goes on

    Perspective. Is a headbutt that really wasn’t a headbutt any worse than anything any of those did yet all of them kept their jobs?

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  20. I’m not Pards greatest fan but THAT is not worth the sack, even if it is a little embarrassing when we are trying to be a ‘ family ‘ club.

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  21. MDS @ 22 makes a good point. Every man and his dog will be going on about this so why don’t we let them do it while we analyse a decent away performance?

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  22. I thought Anita’s growing confidence has shown these last two weeks with some of the through balls to the forwards he’s been trying. If there’s a silver lining to the cabaye sale its that Anita’s has been forced to become more assertive. And tiote, rock that he is, has had his back

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  23. Lee Ryder โ€@lee_ryder ยท 2h
    FA confirm that they will investigate AP incident. Greg Dyke describes moment as “serious” say BBC

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    Lee Ryder โ€@lee_ryder ยท 2h
    80% of calls on 606 are about Pardew incident #nufc #bbc

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  24. Let’s be honest, that wa a despicable thing to do from Pardew. He has more than enough previous. If he gets slaughtered by the media, then he has deserved it, and will suffer for it.
    It takes the gloss of a great away win, but what else can anyone expect. The media will batter him, and it goes with the job. Start hoying your weight about and you will suffer, those are the rules.

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    Danny Baker โ€@prodnose ยท 11 mins
    I hope tonights #MOTD doesn’t get too po-faced about Alan Pardew. Everyone’s enjoying it. It really IS a funny game football – never forget.

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  26. Kim – Gregg Dyke is a **** and will totally buckle under peer pressure!.

    So Roy Hodgsons ‘feed the monkey’ comments weren’t serious?! – but Pardews head ‘push or motion’ (coz it certainly wasnt a butt) is serious?!.

    Look, I think Pardew should get a 5-10 game touchline ban, I really do. He’s pushed a linesman, had his run in with Manu Pel – so clearly hasn’t learned his lesson!.
    I’m all for forgiveness and Pardew has came out straight away and faced the media, held up his hands and apologised. But he should be punished, however to be sacked would be disproportionate IMO

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  27. Sharpy ,agree mate ,mind you can’t help thinking sir Bobby will be spinning in his grave a tad.

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  28. Sharpy I agree he might be done for the season and fair enough, but I like that he’s got some fire to him

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  29. I don’t know how people can forgive Pardew for this. Who is to say he didn’t do this to Cabaye and that’s why he wanted out?

    Gary Megson is out of work, we’ve got a good replacement for when Pardew leaves.

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  30. Why doesnt Greg dyke do us a favour and **** off, The man who appointed Paul Elliott and Michael “Gays are inhuman” Johnson to high up FA positions.

    Dyke as a former man utd director allowed ferguson to bully refs, players and journos alike for two decades and has the nerve to talk about the severity of an eskimo kiss by a manager and player…

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  31. I get where Pards is coming from because if any of these pundits walked into my pub right now they’d be lucky to get away with only a headbutt. Bunch of morons

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  32. I am expressing my lack of patience with Pardew’s never ending stupidity via satire. This guy has one trophy to his name but 10+ news making gaffes that mock the club he works for at the time.

    Ironically though, Gary Megson is loved at West Brom for his good football and success. What happened to him from that time to his time at Bolton and Sheffield Wednesday only the lord knows.

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  33. Just to sum up what we are dealing with here.

    Does anyone watch that sports show presented by James Corden on sky its pretty funny but Redknapp is a captain on there and him and souness where on the same team discussing Souness’s man management skills.

    Basically Souness knocked the **** out of don Hutchinson in training played him the following week. They laughed about it and bigged up his man management skills not even joking.

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  34. Funky – Pardew did not headbutt Meyler at all. If it was a boxing match it would have been described as ‘leading with his head’. It was a shoulder barge – leading with the head.
    I’ve already said that he should get a decent ban as he clearly isn’t learning his lesson – but to sack him for Gary Megson?! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Really?! ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

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  35. Souness had bellamy by the throat at our place, The Hutchison incident with liverpool, Had fights with Yorke, Dunn and Cole at blackburn and was sent off in his first game as player manager of rangers inside half an hour.

    Proper example he is and Savage can piss off as well bloody hyporite

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  36. What Pardew did was inexcusable.

    Souness and Savage are a couple of knackers who’s opinion really isn’t too relevant, because they both have similar experience. Especially Souness….

    Pardew should be battered, but those two knackers can shut it for me…

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  37. Santii – A league of their own. I watched the very one you’re on about and Souness was lorded up the whole show for being the tough guy!.
    Yet Souness and Redknapp have both called for the book to be thrown at Pardew today – set of *******s!!.

    I’ve yet to see Meyler come out and apologise for his part in the incident and pushing Pardew (for no reason) in the first place either like!!.
    Bruce said he was pleased with Meylers reaction to what went on and not ‘going down’ like some players would?!. Well take a ****ing bow David Meyler!. What about the lack of respect your player showed to a fellow manager then Bruce???.

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  38. Lets hope this builds to a siege mentality within the team don’t take **** from anyone and rip their throats out while your at it ๐Ÿ˜€

    @Sharpy

    Aye i do like that show though. Freddy & Jack are a laugh and i like James Corden. Is it still on?

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  39. Aye but Jack took her place and him and fred are better ๐Ÿ˜€ maybe not on the eye but for comedy value. The ant & dec jokes were great though ๐Ÿ˜€

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  40. Am a wrong or were a few of the ones having a go at pards on here also Joey Barton defenders during his incidents? No difference in my opinion

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  41. Imo Its been better since Georgie left as much as id love to rattle her, Whitehall has made it much funnier and Bishop leaving has helped as well

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  42. Can any photoshop wizards stick Pardew’s head on the Snickers advert with the caption of “get some nuts” please? ๐Ÿ˜†

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  43. Is the theory that Pardew is still a spineless mouthpiece who clearly enjoys working for Ashley still valid then? He could have taken a tumble and got Myler sent off, would people rather see that?

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  44. One thing from today, it seemed like we were getting more men in the box than we usually do. I’m not sure if that was a change of tactics or simply personnel. I find Santon and Jonas always stayed outside, they would take long shots or just stay out on the wing. Dummet is definitely worse on the ball than Santon, but he has so much more willingness to drive into the box. Goof and SIssoko definitely get in the box more than Jonas ever did.

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  45. Then again by the time Anita got his we’d already won and were full of confidence so we’ll probably still be just as cagey next game.

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  46. Formal warning and ยฃ100,000 internally from the club. FA will now pound him as the club have essentially admitted they are washing their hands of him.

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  47. Funky ,yeah just saw that on MOTD, I knew he wouldn’t get the shove, but he has effectively forced Jabbas hand now as if he ****s up on the touchline again they’ll have to sack him.

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  48. Funky – I think that’s a proportionate punishment from the club to be fair. MOTD have really laid it on thick tonight though IMO!!. Fucking Alan Hansen “it’s a sad day for football!” ****ing hell man!.

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  49. Don’t know what all the fuss.is about seen worse than that on good night in the bigg market,to many bloody pansys in the game now,nowt wrong in giving a ******** a slap. just get on with the game

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  50. So he’s got the warning and fine, Fa will hit him with a 5+ game ban then that should be the end of it.

    anyhoo **** today, it’s tomorrow that could be a sad day for football…come on Citeh ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

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  51. I’ve sat and listen to Hansen defend Suarez for racist comments and BITING another player. Should Liverpool terminate his contract – the lads done wrong but if Liverpool do that they just make themselves weaker – they should accept whatever ban is given to him but to sack him wouldn’t make sense.
    Pardew leads with his head and according to Hansen there is no place in football for that and Pardew should be sacked – hypocritical prick!.

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  52. Sharpy…Players don’t get sacked ‘cos they are assets, that’s what money does to the game.

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  53. Richie@66, Aye them Scumbags must be spitting what with it being the big build up for their day totally overshadowed by events of our game today .

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  54. I really enjoyed the tactics employed by Pardew in the match. I think he deserves a lot of credit for turning things around these last two games under pressure.

    There were moments in the game when we didn’t look too safe – any high ball into the box – but the counter-attacking style was lovely to watch. I’m very pleased with that win, and I’m impressed by how well the players pulled it off. Congratulations all round.

    Sorry to talk about the game, btw. I know most are more interested in the sideline drama. Each to their own, I guess. Me, I prefer football.

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  55. Sharpy-It’s complete ****e isn’t it mate. I thought Hansen was usually the best of a bad bunch on MOTD but he’s talked some real ****e today.

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  56. SHARPY too many ex pool players on TV I don’t get it,they played for l/pool AND so bloody what,anyway Hanson finished at the end of the season,so he should at forty grand a show,Ime helping pay the git out TV fee

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  57. Christ ,just had a horrible premonition should the Scum win tomorrow for a back page headline along the lines of pain and glory with pards in one shot and a celebratory Scum in the other ๐Ÿ‘ฟ or god forbid, pride restored or some such *******. Please god do not let them win. Toonsy can we have a praying hand or fingers crossed emoticon please.

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  58. Bris,

    Who cares that we won? The media don’t, they never care when we win. We broke our Old Trafford record by Man Utd losing, not us winning.

    We are irrelevant. If we didn’t have an almost weekly farce, we’d never be on TV or in the press.

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